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    Walmart Shelves Emptied in Food Stamp Shopping Spree - ABC News

    What do you think should happen now?
    Do you think Walmart is at fault for allowing people to spend whatever?

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    I think the even though the limit might not have shown up, it still shows how much was charged on each card. These people had a pretty good idea of how much the actual balance was on their card. The amount they charged over that should be taken out of future benefits. I don't see it any different than fraud.
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    I do think the amount spent over should come out of future benefits.

    I am not sure what Walmart could have differently other than setting a generic $100 or so limit so that people could get essentials but not go overboard like this.

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    Nothing should be done about it now. Walmart gave those people the gift of free food. This outage affected 17 states and it affected every kind of store that accepts EBT cards, and every other store made simple, reasonable decisions such as not accepting EBT cards for a while or limiting EBT purchases to $50 that reduced their risk. Walmart chose not to do anything, actually chose to allow people with EBT cards to walk out of the store with eight carts of groceries, so Walmart needs to accept responsibility for being a bunch of absolute morons.
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    I think the people who went wild with their EBT cards, spending money they knew they didn't have, should have to pay it back. I personally think Wal*Mart should've either set a limit or not accepted EBT for that time when it was down, but that's not really relevant now. Do I think Wal*Mart should be responsible for this? No. The people with the EBT who deliberately spent what they didn't have are responsible.

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    If there is a documented agreement with walmart that a limit of $50 should be enforced, then walmart should have to pay back the rest of the money to the EBT system. The second page of the article states that there is this agreement.

    But those people should be ashamed of themselves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    If there is a documented agreement with walmart that a limit of $50 should be enforced, then walmart should have to pay back the rest of the money to the EBT system. The second page of the article states that there is this agreement.

    But those people should be ashamed of themselves!
    Somehow I missed that. I do agree that the people should be ashamed of themselves.

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    Of course if Walmart had just refused to honor the cards at all like some other places did they would be accused of letting children starve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Of course if Walmart had just refused to honor the cards at all like some other places did they would be accused of letting children starve.
    Who would say that? Did the stores that refused get accused of letting children starve. Yikes!

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    Oh please, children aren't going to starve on $50, and even worst case scenario, they aren't going to starve if they don't get fed until Saturday night after the system was back online. That article has been heavily edited since it was originally posted. It originally had a second page that said, among other things, that most vendors including Walmart have an agreement with the EBT system that, if benefit information is not available, the vendor is supposed to limit purchases to $50 and EBT will only be responsible for that amount of unauthorized purchases. That is in place to protect everyone, EBT, Walmart, and hungry kids. The fact that Walmart didn't do this is no one's fault but Walmart's. I do really wonder WTF Walmart was thinking. Maybe that store is losing money and this is going to be a huge write-off which will help mprove their bottom line?
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